HoMie began with a group of friends talking to people living on the streets. Marcus, Nick and Robbie started to share these stories via their Facebook page, Homelessness in Melbourne and wanted to connect with people experiencing homelessness to give them a platform to be heard and understood. Three years later, HoMie is now a social enterprise with a community of over 50,000 people and a dedicated core of volunteers.
HoMie’s primary mission is to provide pathways out of homelessness. It does this by providing brand-new clothing, training and job opportunities to people experiencing homelessness. HoMie’s other goals are to change negative public attitudes towards homelessness, mobilise human compassion and make donating easier through innovative platforms.
In April 2015, the team crowd-funded their way to owning and running their own apparel label and store in Melbourne Central, and now on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. The HoMie Street Store brings the team’s vision to life, and is Australia’s first ever retail clothing store to provide brand-new clothing and retail training to the homeless community.
A HoMie is a person who looks out for others. #BeAHoMie
Our founders are Marcus, Nick and Robbie,
but it’s our volunteers that make up HoMie’s real team.
Streetwear label offers hope to the homeless in Melbourne first
HoMie’s new collection celebrates their brand new store location
Melbourne fashion label supporting the homeless, HoMie, has dropped new styles